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ingredients for flying cheese sandwich anti-gravity machines head to Aldi. You’ll need a bag of sliced white bread called Toastbrot. The cheese should be a cheese food colloidally constructed of dehydrated dairy power and oil and packaged in individually wrapped slices. In Aldi this is usually found by the beef jerky and dog food, not in need of refrigeration. One package fuels roughly one fleet.
Work on a flat surface large enough for the sandwich to move a half meter [2 ft] in any direction. No smaller than 5m² [16 sq ft] is recommended. Remove two adjacent slices of bread (no heels) from the bag. It is important that these are adjacent, as their outline when placed upon each other should be perfectly flush. Place the first slice of bread as close to the center of the surface as possible. Remove one slice of cheese from its wrapper and center it atop of the first slice bread so that the cheese in no way extends beyond the crust edge. Place the second slice of bread neatly flush on top of the first, creating the desired “sandwich effect”.
Now it’s time to insert the previously modified soldering iron described in Chapter 2. Prior to the heating stage, the bread should have been pre-toasted, but only slightly; it’s essential that the initial heat source be applied primarily to the cheese, hence the modification of the iron rod, flattened and generating heat from only one side of the tip. Insert the iron stem and apply heat to the underside of the cheese approximately halfway to its center. Any subsequent temperature rise in the bread should be the result of direct contact with the melted cheese food product.
Important: Compromising the integrity of the bread can cause crumble in flight, leading to leakage and potential cheese burns on the ground or, worse, a tear in the universe.
At some point when the cheese has reached between 450° to 500°C the bread slices will begin their counter-revolutionary spin. Do not remove the iron until the sandwich has achieved between 8-12 cm [3-5 in] lift for circa 3 seconds. Slide the stem in one swift horizontal motion so as not to fracture the bread.
Cheese temperature is maintained by bread slice friction and movement propelled by inexhaustible cheese food heat energy. You will now have an anti-gravity device of perpetual motion. Salt to taste.
Here’s a straightforward enough analysis. It’s not plausible to me that anyone of significance is not being tapped all the time. Anywhere you read the term “vetting” to connote standard due diligence, it entails rummaging through any and all data attainable with or without a FISA court say-so.The only thing that’s new here is the tech. Let’s not forget how rogue Hoover is said to have been and the long list of people who were shadowed, tapped, blackmailed and threatened with public shaming, publically shamed, and even murdered. Is it not true that some of his spying had an uncrossed t or two?
Semantics are sometimes the lone distinction; whether or not it is civilians, per se, in control, it’s an ever more meaningless one. Private contracting and corporate espionage, and the private interests behind public policy in general come to mind, which would blend one blind in trying to connect dots, alone when it comes to pre-internet snooping.
Still, Russia could have been the source of the DNC’s leaked email, and their source could have been someone within the NSA or FBI with a personal agenda or acting in an unofficial official capacity. And/or but the entire shebang could have been pulled by a lone gunman.
The nature of the deep state is that everybody is compromised. It might make me a traitor, but the least meaningful distinction at this point is whether or not Russia was involved. I mean, it’s perfectly legal to arm the Saudis and Israelis to the teeth, and now that they got Don damning Assad, we just might get an instance where the insistence upon regime change will be led in the houses by the Democrats, with “acquiescence” from the Republicans. Another meaningless distinction.
Again, as I recorded here just days ago: Get a good idea as to their attitude, tendencies, & predilections when they say two things are exactly the same versus when they use carefully constructed qualifiers to soften supposedly scant similarities.
This time the diff might be how much popcorn people will be eating, waiting with bated breath to see how deeply Dump means it. Odd, but typical at the same time is the fact that his latest ordered “strikes” occur as if they’re a change in approach, as if he hadn’t already ordered such, or that his predecessor had not done the same. Alone this past month the United States had already killed as many Syrian women and children as this highly touted chemical attack did. The former assault received press coverage here and there, not exactly covered up, but the latter garnered the wall-to-wall, baby picture posturing style of press we get whenever somebody wants to highlight the “need to do something”.
Would-be wonks instead will stress vagaries of presidency-defining “doctrines” and subsequent divergences there-from. The reality is more than the recent US-led attack that killed Syrian civilians, quickly swept aside, if ever known, by reports of weapons with chemicals, magnified in significance for reasons that should be at least confusing. The reality is also what preceded this: admitted alliances with dubious actors in the name of opposition to Assad as President of Syria.
Helpful to the scepticism at prompt assertions that the gas attacks in Syria were deep state false flags would be a healthy dose of suspicion at the reliability of the reports of the attacks themselves, which requires revisiting recent history. Propaganda is not a one-sided, black vs. white affair. Nor is fake news. Only one married to being a simpleton should maintain such absurdity when forced to rely on the track record of those who reliably, and quite timely, call for regime changes.
It’s not exactly a clean switcho-chango we see with Rats posing as Russia paranoiacs and Cans insisting upon thaw maintenance. It’s as complex and fractious as, say, the middle east with all her shared- & cross-interested proxies, but it is a remarkable turnaround, what with the former having lol’d at Romney’s Russia rhetoric as recent as a general election ago and certain Cans having masqueraded interference of the Rama’s State Deptarment’s apparent raring to topple Damascus.
To add some of that lone gunmen flavor, certain Rats are willing to entertain the possibility that Dump and Putin staged this whole production to hide their affair. But not that bipartisan interests are shadowed & shared from the top down, and that this endless “my side – their side” shitshow lends ostensible opposition and plausible consent at the most convenient times.
Then, of course, the utility of Dump’s bombasting the Rama administration whether or not he’s doing precisely as they’d’ve done. To the Rama apologist, or more broadly the Rat loyalist, this doesn’t discredit any military action their side has made, tainting it by so obvious association, but rather underpins its virtue by ridiculing the partisan discourse surrounding it.
Just as, for example, Dump’s claim that his predecessor “created ISIS” obfuscates that they did in fact continue weaponizing their alleged enemies, directly and by proxy, while feeding the state’s sycophantic foreign policy analysts fascinating tales about what talented tight-roping it takes to fight a war on competing fronts. Never having called out their own on this hypocrisy, they just “lol” and/or “smh” their more local opposition.
And again there’s that Dump wire-tapping claim which by now at worst appears hyperbolic yet substantially grounded.
Useful idiots know who they are. The sad news is that you don’t even rise to their level. Or good news. Sure, your consumption habits and contribution to the general function of the machine are useful, even necessary, but your meanderings to your virtual brethren, sistren, cistren & transren (side-swiping all of your sworn troll enemies) are twelve steps short of taking to the streets, which itself is not bound to bring about anything but the feeling of community. Which has it’s own value absolutely. If you do grab some of that, it will have been worth it. For you. Just like for me it’s worth it to prose about it. It’s all part of our creative urge. That so much of our creative urges converge with lamenting how much others’ are creatively destructive is just a side-effect.
‘Til my dying breath likely will I repeat, ad nauseum! ad nauseum!, my most approaching proud, certainly self-pleased, self-penned aphorism that eschatological paranoia is fueled by the knowledge that others are right this very moment suffering their own real apocalypse, and that none familiar with the cause should be immune to its effects. The irony that this longing for justice includes one’s own demise is bonus humanity, I can only reckon. Guilt is kindred as tributary of the proverbial river in Egypt, the alternative to flowing down which must mean suffering the tributary’s wrath of relative non-suffering. O, why must I be not just helpless witness to this suffering but also be made to tithe the decimation!
He laughed at that because he thought an infinite number of monkeys would still be monkeys, mucking the works before they typed anything meaningful. »You don’t understand infinity«, he said. »I don’t know what you mean but it moves me«, came the responder, thinking secretly to itself, »I’m still not sure you really understand monkeys.«
They replaced the typebars with typewheels ’cause they were getting clogged in poo. »Who were they?« you ask? »People«, they said. »We’re a strand of the monkeys what morphed into people, eventually fixing the parts of the thought experiment that were holding up the works of the Bard.«
Then comes another thought not to be unpacked by the woke: »The Western Empire’s burden of criticism is a mist resulting in an assessment taken for Eastern apologia wherever weighted criticism of the East projects apologetics upon its chosen enemies.« The only thing missing is misnegation.
The stories are the same, the names only change, except for ye olde Patriot African art dealers in flesh, killing and incorporating the native with inverted commas. Still today Rats give Rubs room to move with the patriotic BS they espouse. Once maybe so’s not to come off extreme, so goes the tale anyway, then, embracing it themselves, they dance in the aisle that separates their supposed separate ideologies. That’s patriotism for ye.
Get a good idea as to their attitude, tendencies, & predilections when they say two things are exactly the same versus when they use carefully constructed qualifiers to soften supposedly scant similarities.
Bet. Do you think in this world there remains a laboratory, a system or a control, and the time wherein it would be possible to rule out pesky correlations and confirm causation and, if so, do you think the pushers or the pushed would ever accept the analysis? He said, “We got chemicals what wear down the cogs in nition.” Dunno whatcha mean but it moves me.
B) As to the coverage of civilian casualties in the counter terror with terror war, recently it has been both marginal, i.e. not to be found if you’re not inclined to look for it, and massive, i.e. suddenly popping up here and there if you are. The nice news for the wonks in the former group who didn’t have much taste for the subject because of its dissonance triggering, or because they just never cared, is that the reports invariably highlight (indeed, appear to be framed in) the idea that the phenomenon is massive & new, i.e. the fault of the new President.
Virtually every article cites “concerns” that safeguards have been reduced. The Gatekeepian, says there’s “more flexibility ordering strikes” and priNtn t’fYT media, touts “once-strict rules of engagement”, though neither provide proof that the rules have been changed. Of course the military denies it. Whether or not they have, the overarching takeaway — what will be remembered no matter how much the text is altered — is that “we don’t target civilians”, i.e. the method, not the manufacture of war is the problem.
C) It’s entirely plausible to a set of GOP lawmakers that the repeal & replacement of the ACA would not have been well received. This in spite of their constituencies’ & those of their colleagues west of the aisle having gotten bilked & swindled through the collusion of the industries of insurance, medicine, and investment banking with the administration of their sworn nemesis — a collusion they were too bitter and stupid to partake of- & take bi-partial credit for, a collusion that features as its own proof that the law is nicknamed after a leader who had to strongarm it down the throats of his own party. That should sound more familiar than it does.
If you think that for many Republicans the Speaker’s bill “didn’t go far enough”, consider that its not getting voted on is indication that its predecessor went plenty far enough, thank you very much. What will be remembered from this fiasco is, well, one, that is was a fiasco. But that the party in control couldn’t do what the last party in control had gotten done. For many Democrats this will underline the notion of victory, even though they never really won anything. Then or now.
No matter how much is revealed in the revisions of history, the screamers will, quietly, have the final say. For they have the power over collective memory, in spite of the individual capacity to look shit up.
Just kidding. It was the fourth victim in Westminster.(don’t) see also:
–Missilemen attack refugee center, 33 dead
–Syrian among victims
–Hallmarks of militarism with American background
–Last Week: 52 murdered in worship center complex
–Missilemen had ties to US, NATO claims responsibility
–[popular monument] alit in red, white, green, & black